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Old Jul 11th, 2015, 11:09 AM   #11
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No it wouldn't. Try holding your arms in an elevate position for an extended length of time. A trackpad works just fine and was designed with these kinds of ergonomic decisions in mind.
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I have a MBP, iPad mini, and of course a smartphone (Android). The latter devices demonstrate what I don’t like about touchscreen — finger smudges on a visual device. Tolerance and frequent cleaning make them functional, even enjoyable, but I would not want to have the same experience for my computer screen.
Pretty much covers it!
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Old Jul 26th, 2015, 09:04 PM   #12
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I mean, imagine being able to use your MacBook like an iPad.

Apple really should have put a touchscreen to their newly introduced MacBook, considering the cost of the machine.

What do you think about this? Do you want a touchscreen MacBook?

So you want a ModBook then? You can buy one here: Mac Tablet - Portable Tablet for Creative Users | Modbook Pro
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Old Jul 26th, 2015, 09:45 PM   #13
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If you like the moves on your iPad so much, and lack your Mac desktop capability notwithstanding, Writer, why not use to the utmost the file sharing capability between your Mac (OSX) and your iDevice (iOS)?
Just use a Remote Desktop client. You might love some soft like Team Viewer iOS: https://www.teamviewer.com/hi/download/mobile.aspx
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Old Aug 3rd, 2015, 10:38 AM   #14
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I would also love to see a touchscreen iMac. That would just be amazing
Me too.
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So you want a ModBook then? You can buy one here: Mac Tablet - Portable Tablet for Creative Users | Modbook Pro
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Old Aug 3rd, 2015, 12:56 PM   #16
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Yeah, the company doesn't exist anymore, but even if it did THAT product was not ready for prime time. Low resolution screen, no touch capabilities, thick, heavy. And then there's the price. Modbook was buying retail MacBook Pros, then taking them apart and doing their conversion to them. That made them prohibitively expensive.
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Yeah, the company doesn't exist anymore, but even if it did THAT product was not ready for prime time. Low resolution screen, no touch capabilities, thick, heavy. And then there's the price. Modbook was buying retail MacBook Pros, then taking them apart and doing their conversion to them. That made them prohibitively expensive.

The original posted URL works for me and sure seems to exist:
Mac Tablet - Portable Tablet for Creative Users | Modbook Pro

It seems to me it could be used as a variation of an iPad with a more open OS.
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 10:36 PM   #18
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Yeah, the company doesn't exist anymore, but even if it did THAT product was not ready for prime time. Low resolution screen, no touch capabilities, thick, heavy. And then there's the price. Modbook was buying retail MacBook Pros, then taking them apart and doing their conversion to them. That made them prohibitively expensive.
Are you sure? Site is still there. There's new content as of June. Copyrights are for 2015.

They have a Kickstarter campaign for a new version that was updated a few days ago. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects.../posts/1310915

Current one is based on a 2012 Macbook so a bit old and not a Retina display. Seems to be 1280x800 on a 13" screen.

It is a pen based touch system. Reasonable at 1024 levels of sensitivity.

Not something I'm looking for but it is up to the OP to decide if it is for them.
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Technical message: link is up and site is up: Mac Tablet - Portable Tablet for Creative Users | Modbook Pro
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I mostly use a MacBook Pro, mostly sitting at a desk, and sometimes I'll take it with me to a place to work. When I'm not doing anything too heavy and just want to do some writing, I really enjoy just taking my iPad Air 2 and a BT keyboard. It's not quite the same as a notebook, obviously, but from a writer's perspective I love it for its ease of portability, the vertical orientation, and the ability to really focus.
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